From the Richmond Dispatch, 10/1/1862, p. 2, c. 3

Yankee Prisoners. – The Southern cars brought to this city at 7 o’clock last night 150 Yankee prisoners, from Charleston, South Carolina. They were carried to the Libby Prison. The city gas not being lit at the time, an opportunity was afforded them of slipping by the guards unobserved had any of them felt so disposed. Feeling assured, however, that they were on their way home and that this proceeding, even if successful, would retard the operation, none of them appeared disposed to try it. Notice was received yesterday at the C. S. Prison that 300 Yankees had arrived at the Junction on the Danville Railroad from Lynchburg, en route to Richmond. By the time the flag of truce gets ready to start, it is probable that there will be a thousand men to send down the river.





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